By: Ally Brewster
Tyler Posey is a Santa Monica born, Santa Clarita raised actor and pop-punk/rock musician best known for his roles as Scott McCall on Teen Wolf and the lead role of Aidan the zombie-horror movie Alone (2020). In addition to his successful acting career, he’s been striving for an equally successful music career.
Throughout the last decade Posey has been in multiple bands, including Lost in Kostko (You’re Gonna Need A Towel [EP] 2011), PVMNTS (Better Days [EP] 2018), and Five North (Scumbag [EP] 2020). During the pandemic he made the decision to go solo with his next EP, enjoying the artistic freedom that came from being on your own. Posey has been working alongside the record label Big Noise Music Group, the same label his band Five North (Tyler Posey and Kyle Murphy) worked with, for his debut solo EP titled DRUGS.
Before those two singles for his debut EP, Tyler released the single “This Luv Sux” with artist’s Phem and Audio Chateau. “This Luv Sux” was his introduction to solo music, a song about a bad relationship, the alternative punk sound heard throughout the rest of his music.
DRUGS, to be released later this year, is the EP that is home to the two singles Posey has released so far this year, “Happy” and “Shut Up” (feat. Phem and Travis Barker). The two singles set up the tone and theme of the EP, which is a raw, honest story about Posey’s struggle with drugs and becoming sober in the form of pop-punk songs.
In the single “Happy,” during the second verse he sings, “Yeah, I know how to nod / Nodding, I’m half awake / With my eyes rolling back, can’t you tеll I’m okay?” Posey told NME that this is a reference to the “drug term called nodding out,” stating the verse is, “a very violent visual of somebody [who’s] really fucked up on drugs.” These types of experiences and feelings are what Posey is bringing to his debut EP, using as a way to explain his struggles and emotions.
Watch the “Happy” music video here.
Internet Killed the Rockstar Tour Dates
Sun, SEP 5 – BottleRock Napa Valley 2021 – Napa County, CA [SOLD OUT]
Thu, SEP 9 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA [SOLD OUT]
Fri, SEP 10 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA [SOLD OUT]
Sat, SEP 11 – Popcon Retreat Festival 2021 – Las Vegas, NV
Tue, SEP 14 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN [SOLD OUT]
Thu, SEP 16 – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
Fri, SEP 17 – Park West – Chicago, IL
Sun, SEP 19 – Saint Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Tue, SEP 21 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA [SOLD OUT]
Wed, SEP 22 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA [SOLD OUT]
Thu, SEP 23 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY [SOLD OUT]
Sat, SEP 25 – Black Cat -Washington DC
Sun, SEP 26 – The Underground – Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
Thu, SEP 30 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sun, OCT 3 – South Side Music Hall – Dallas, TX
Buy tickets here.
Be on the lookout for Tyler Posey’s EP DRUGS that will be released later this year!